Like Countable?

Install the App
TRY NOW

North Korea Launches Ballistic Missile Test

by Countable | 11.28.17

What’s the story?

For the first time since September, North Korea has launched a ballistic missile test.

"The missile was launched from Sain Ni, North Korea, and traveled about 1000 km before splashing down in the Sea of Japan, within Japan's Economic Exclusion Zone (EEZ)," Pentagon spokesman Col. Robert Manning said in a statement, according to reports from ABC News.

The missile posed no threat to the United States, its territories or allies, despite being the highest and longest missile flight to date.

The South Korean military launched a precision missile strike drill of the same height and duration within minutes. That missile landed in waters off the east coast of South Korea, reports CNN.

Speaking with reporters, President Trump addressed the launch, saying, "We will take care of it…It is a situation that we will handle."

The president also addressed the Democratic congressional leaders decision to skip a meeting this afternoon about tax reform, and commented that he expected the missile launch would force them to call him, "though maybe not because all they care about is raising taxes."

Tell us in the comments what you think, then use the Take Action button to tell your reps!

— Asha Sanaker

(Photo Credit: Wikipedia / Creative Commons)

Countable

Written by Countable

Leave a comment
(30)
  • Blackhawk.U.S.Army.Vet
    11/28/2017
    ···

    We can thank Clinton, Bush and Obama presidency for a lack of fortitude on North Korea. Wasted billions of American tax payer dollars hoping North Korea 🇰🇵 would keep quiet while they continue to build their missile program. Once again we have corrupted politicians with incompetent leadership.

    Like (8)
    Follow
    Share
  • Marylynn
    11/29/2017
    ···

    Perhaps if the Liar in Chief would keep his mouth shut and stop tweeting, maybe we wouldn't have this problem with No. Korea. They're two ego driven fools who should be removed from their positions of power.

    Like (7)
    Follow
    Share
  • Kenneth
    11/28/2017
    ···

    Snowflakes already starting with their hand wringing as if North Korea could assault the USA. Get your all grownup panties on wimps cause this bullying will not stop until made to stop. Research how Germany bullied the world and had to be forced to stop. We will use our first strike ability to reduce little fat guys military to a corner gang. Then we auction the remains to China, Russia & South Korea. “Lead, Follow or get the hell out of the way!” OoooRahhh

    Like (5)
    Follow
    Share
  • Azrael
    11/28/2017
    ···

    Why would anyone want to serve in our military after witnessing the disrespect shown our ww2 hero’s by trump? We’ll still serve our country but he is not our commander in chief Bone spur fake

    Like (4)
    Follow
    Share
  • James
    11/28/2017
    ···

    I posted opinions about this in the past few months! I admit that I was wrong by predicting that by Sep. Oct. that it would all go down! But as evident it could go down any day! Behind the scenes I sure that Our President, President Xi, and the Prime ministers of both South Korea and Japan and many other countries are hard at work behind the lines! I don’t know how much harder we can punish North Korea as evident they can not even feed or provide medical care for their own armed forces! As evident! The soldier that ran across the DMZ the other week and shot five times was lived full of large parasitic worms! And think about it! As a Vet and I served along the Iron Curtain furring the Cold War. I was in a priority one unit! We were 28 minutes away from first contact with Soviet and Warsaw Pact Forces! We had the very best of food in our mess halls! If we had a tank that blew an engine anywhere wether in a training exercise or in our own motor pool a brand new pack was helicoptered in! Now getting back to North Korea! They do not have the money or resources to hold large frequent exorcises and manouvres as the place is poor! 60 year old Soviet and Chinese made ground equipment! Their ordinance for their cannons and tanks is so old they don’t even know if it can fire! So that’s why they want a nuke missile that try to take us or our allies out! Their land forces would throw down their rifles and surrender! They are full of worms for Gods sake!

    Like (3)
    Follow
    Share
  • NoHedges
    11/28/2017
    ···

    Stocks hit record highs with news of latest missle launch! This simply more war mongering, North Korea is a pushed external threat. Net neutrality is the internal button being pushed.

    Like (2)
    Follow
    Share
  • Norm
    11/28/2017
    ···

    Boundaries please Mr. President. This North Korea missile launch problem is serious enough to discuss separately. No other mumbo jumbo please and thank you.

    Like (2)
    Follow
    Share
  • OldTimer
    11/28/2017
    ···

    I can see no reason for US Citizens to live in fear of any country in the world, much less some terroristic rogue nation such as North Korea. It is time to take a strong position to get them to change their mind about threatening the US and our allies.

    Like (2)
    Follow
    Share
  • Vicki
    11/29/2017
    ···

    Perhaps North Korea’s neighbors have some blame for NK having nuclear weapons!

    Like (1)
    Follow
    Share
  • James
    11/28/2017
    ···

    They even have threatened Vietnam and other Southeast Asian nations if the kick their embassies out! Now if that’s not being a Nut Bag what else is? Come now! Vietnam? Really?

    Like (1)
    Follow
    Share
  • Terry
    11/28/2017
    ···

    What ever happened to the reverse propaganda war ? Like radio free Europe, there was former seal who said drop 25 million cells in NK and open a free satellite WiFi to let the people hear the truth. Blockade NK too. All this before war.

    Like (1)
    Follow
    Share
  • Debi
    11/30/2017
    ···

    SHUT TRUMP UP! GET THAT DISTURBED PERSON AWAY FROM MY LIFE!!!!

    Like (1)
    Follow
    Share
  • Michael.J.L
    11/28/2017
    ···

    With an incompetent in the White House and the Department of State being decimated how can anyone expect us to resolve this?

    Like (1)
    Follow
    Share
  • Debi
    11/30/2017
    ···

    Get your president out of office. Problem solved.

    Like (1)
    Follow
    Share
  • David
    11/28/2017
    ···

    What we are waiting for, Strike them the WAR!

    Like (1)
    Follow
    Share
  • Tami
    12/05/2017
    ···

    More sanctions! Shut this dictator down!

    Like
    Follow
    Share
  • Claude
    11/29/2017
    ···

    If you permit Trump to start a war with North Korea, you will participate in killing millions of innocent people. Maybe you should consider voting to rebuilding our State Department. Why is it a surprise that Trump’s threats of using nuclear weapons, do not lead to country attempting protect itself. If Trump lies about a tape and continues support faults conspiracies; how can you trust anything he says

    Like
    Follow
    Share
  • Terry
    11/29/2017
    ···

    Reverse propaganda to inform the people and blockade of NK.

    Like
    Follow
    Share
  • Amy
    12/01/2017
    ···

    Please do something about this. It’s terrifying. Our president is out of control. I am embarrassed to be an American

    Like
    Follow
    Share
  • IMJae
    11/30/2017
    ···

    POTUS running his mouth has caused these responses from NK. NK is a country to watch but you don’t openly insult them on international Television. POTUS has said that we have nukes and should use them. I’m not sorry to say he’s an immature imbecile that has no real understanding of war and the cost of war to this planet. Tensions need to be lowered between our nation and NK. WWIII no matter where it’s played out in the beginning will kill at least 80% of the world human population, probably more in the animal population, poison the air/water/land, and put us in a nuclear winter that could very well wipe out the other 20%. Every time POTUS opens his mouth he puts all our lives on the line. He has to make it right.

    Like
    Follow
    Share